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Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., Acting Administrative Director of the New Jersey Courts testifies before the NJ Senate Budget Committee in 2018. Photo: Carmen Natale/ALM Glenn Grant, J.A.D., acting administrative director of the New Jersey Courts, testifies before the New Jersey Senate Budget Committee in 2018. Photo: Carmen Natale/ALM

With state judicial vacancies reaching what are being described as “historic” highs, and mounting caseloads as courts make plans to reopen, a perfect storm is about to hit the judiciary, Judge Glenn Grant predicted Tuesday.

Grant, acting administrative director of the New Jersey courts, testified before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee via Zoom Tuesday, saying that judicial vacancies, coupled with the significant backlog of jury trials and an expected tsunami in landlord-tenant cases this year, will combine to test the judiciary like no other time before.

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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